Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference

Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference

Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference – Behavioral Manifestations of Physical Pain and Illness

Through the Money Follows the Person Initiative, a free training will be offered on Thursday August 9, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Child Welfare Resource Center, 403 E Winding Hill Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

This facilitated panel session will address the many physical conditions, including pain, which may mimic mental health or behavioral difficulties. Emphasis includes the recognition and appropriate treatment of physical conditions behaviorally manifested prior to individual’s distress and inability to function. During the session, the presenters will help attendees to understand the behavioral

manifestation of physical illness causing distress and impairing function from a whole person perspective, as well as the behavioral manifestation of pain in verbal and non‐verbal individuals with an

intellectual disability and autism. The strategies shared will empower caregivers to advocate for individuals demonstrating behavioral manifestations of physical illness and pain through management tools.

This Dual Diagnosis training presents a collaborative initiative between the Northeastern PA Health Care Quality Unit, the Luzerne Wyoming Counties MHDS/Quality Council, and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students.

Dr. Sharon Falzone, Director, Advocacy Alliance, Northeastern PA Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU); Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Services, The Commonwealth Medical College


  • Gina Galli, Administrative Entity and Quality Management Lead, Luzerne‐Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services
  • Theresa Schrig, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Northeastern PA Health Care Quality Unit

Registration Fee: There is no registration fee to participate in this event.
Register via this link.
Questions: Email Robin Levine


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